Equator-Crossing Rituals on Cruise Ships

When cruise ships sail across oceans, or change seasonal home ports, their one-way itineraries are known as repositioning cruises. Often a longer and more unique route, repositioning itineraries have become increasingly popular among avid cruisers.

One unique factor about repositioning cruises is that many of them must cross the equator to get to their desired destination. Among many old stories of sailors and their rituals falls the line-crossing ceremony. Read more

Why You Should Take a Family Vacation Instead of Exchanging Gifts

The Holidays are approaching and as you wonder, “What could I possibly get for the family that has it all?” we’re here to offer you a crazy alternative.

Skip the material possessions this year and Take Your Family on a Vacation Instead.

It’s not as crazy as it sounds, actually. In a world where we’re becoming increasingly materialistic, and it’s harder to compete with their phones, streaming services and social media, why not cut your family off cold turkey? Feed the beast no further, that’s right—no video games this year, no toys you’ll never play with, no computers to divide your attention any further. Your gift this year is good, old-fashioned FAMILY TIME!

I know you’re already warming up to the idea, but in case you aren’t, here’s some things to consider: Read more

What You Missed at Oktoberfest 2018

With an average of 6 million visitors per year over the last decade, the Munich Oktoberfest has rightfully become known as the World’s Largest Folk Festival. This year, Oktoberfest took place from September 22–October 7. While the event is popularly known for it’s beer drinking, it is also a place where tradition is carried on and history comes to life. If you couldn’t make it this time around, here’s what you missed beyond the beer and pretzels… Plus, learn about an Exclusive Oktoberfest Vacation Package you can book for next year!

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THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION Begins

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This isn’t a makeover, it’s a $500-million game-changer.

Once again, Celebrity Cruises is set to transform the industry with the unveiling of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION, a more than $500-million re-imagining of the fleet in partnership with more than 500 leading architects, designers, and engineers designed to bring the rest of the brand’s award-winning fleet to the Edge. Read more

How To: Environmentally Conscious Travel

By Jordan B, Online Vacation Center Marketing Coordinator & Designer

Travel expands our minds and our hearts but also impacts Mother Nature. The global tourism industry is booming… and luckily, mindfulness toward the environment is also on the rise. Individual travelers are opening their eyes, and green operations and sustainable practices are becoming a shared international goal. Read more